A female hairdresser blow dries her clients hair

Hairdresser

Cut, wash, style and colour hair.

Overview

Hairdressers cut, wash, colour, style, straighten and blow dry their customers' hair. They also provide treatments for hair and scalp conditions.

Work is in hair dressing salons, however some hairdressers work from their own homes or travel to client homes.

Suitable for people who enjoy connecting with others, have good near-vision and a steady hand. Good active listening skills are important.

Day-to-day

  • provide advice on hair care and hairstyles
  • wash and condition hair
  • colour and style hair with chemical solutions
  • cut hair with scissors, clippers and razors
  • style hair and add hair extensions
  • shave clients' faces and trim beards and moustaches
  • clean work areas and sanitise instruments
  • arrange appointments and collect payments
  • may clean, colour, cut and style wigs and hairpieces.

Considerations

  • irregular hours.

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$1,025 / week
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Strong
Apprenticeships may be available

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